Nick Bostrom

AI Expert. Professor, University of Oxford. Director, Future of Humanity Institute & Director, Strategic Artificial Intelligence Research Center

Speaker Fee Range: $50,000 - $100,000 USD

Travels From: London, UK

Nick Bostrom is available for virtual keynotes and webinars. Please complete the form or contact one of our agents to inquire about the fees for virtual engagements. Please note: the fee range listed above is for in-person engagements.

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    Nick Bostrom

    AI Expert. Professor, University of Oxford. Director, Future of Humanity Institute & Director, Strategic Artificial Intelligence Research Center

    Speaker Fee Range: $50,000 - $100,000 USD

    Travels From: London, UK

    Nick Bostrom is available for virtual keynotes and webinars. Please complete the form or contact one of our agents to inquire about the fees for virtual engagements. Please note: the fee range listed above is for in-person engagements.

    Nick Bostrom Speaker Biography

    Nick Bostrom is Professor at Oxford University, where he is the founding director of the Future of Humanity Institute. This is a unique research center where leading minds from computer science, mathematics, philosophy, economics, and engineering spend their days thinking about future technology impacts, global priorities, catastrophic risks, and transformative opportunities.
    He is also director of the Strategic Artificial Intelligence Research Center, which does research on how the coming machine intelligence revolution will change society and the economy. His book on this topic, Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies (Oxford University Press, 2014), became a New York Times bestseller and altered the global conversation on the future of AI.
    Bostrom has a background in theoretical physics, computational neuroscience, and the foundations of probability theory as well as philosophy.
    Bostrom was the recipient of a Eugene R. Gannon Award (one person selected annually worldwide from the fields of philosophy, mathematics, the arts and other humanities, and the natural sciences). He has been twice listed on Foreign Policy’s Top 100 Global Thinkers, and was included in the Prospect magazine’s World Thinkers list, the youngest person in the top 15 from all fields and the highest-ranked analytic philosopher. His writings have been translated into 24 languages, and there have been more than 100 translations and reprints of his works.
    As a popular keynote speaker on artificial intelligence, Nick Bostrom often speaks at the world’s most prestigious events and conferences on the present and future state of artificial intelligence; the future of humanity and the ways civilization could destroy itself (and how to avoid it).

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    Nick Bostrom Keynote Topics

    Everyone knows by now that Artificial Intelligence is the future and that it will transform the way we work and approach problems. Even with all its benefits, there are those who also firmly believe that AI also poses an existential risk to our species. Why? For starters, AI may not take into account aspects that are relevant to us when finding solutions to problems. Professor Nick Bostrom of the University of Oxford has been warning us for years to approach AI with caution and take active steps to mitigate the great risks it involves. He has influenced the likes of Elon Musk or Bill Gates with his work. In this talk, the bestselling author of Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies will talk about how are we using AI today and the enormous potential it has for our future, as well as explaining the big risks it poses and why we should take measures to mitigate them.

    In this talk, the philosopher and AI expert Nick Bostrom will explain what are the 4 ways by which we can avoid our self-destruction in the near future. With his deliberations on the future of technology and how it will affect humanity, Nick has inspired the thinking of celebrities such as Elon Musk or Bill Gates. These 4 ways to avoid our self-destruction are based on the research that Bostrom carries out at the Future of Humanity Institute that he founded and directs at the University of Oxford.

    Artificial intelligence is getting smarter by leaps and bounds -- within this century, research suggests, a computer AI could be as "smart" as a human being. And then, says Nick Bostrom, it will overtake us: "Machine intelligence is the last invention that humanity will ever need to make." A philosopher and technologist, Bostrom asks us to think hard about the world we're building right now, driven by thinking machines. Will our smart machines help to preserve humanity and our values -- or will they have values of their own?

    Nick Bostrom Speaking Videos

    Nick Bostrom at TED - How civilization could destroy itself -- and 4 ways we could prevent it
    Nick Bostrom - The Present and Future of AI